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Archive for February, 2019

CSULB Professor Emeritus Todd Gray selected to be in 2019 Whitney Biennial

Posted on February 27, 2019 by School of Art

DpjJsMtWkAEDwFoCSULB Photography Professor Emeritus Todd Gray has been selected to be in the 2019 Whitney Biennial! Curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, the show will run from May 17 to September 22, 2019. In a statement, Hockley said this year’s show—the Biennial’s 79th edition—will focus on “the mining of history in order to reimagine the present or future, a profound and sustained consideration of questions of equity along financial, racial, and sexual lines, a concern with climate change, and explorations of the vulnerability of the body.”

A huge congratulations to Prof. Gray on this accomplishment!


CSULB Assistant Professor Katie Grinnan to have performance at Palm Springs Museum

Posted on February 27, 2019 by School of Art

Instruments in studioCSULB Assistant Professor in Sculpture Katie Grinnan will be included in an event called Desert, Why? presented by Desert X and the Palms Springs Art Museum. Her performance entitled 5 Seconds of Dreaming will be performed with Kozue Matsumoto and Eugene Moon on March 3rd, 2019 at 5pm in the Annenberg Theatre at the Palm Springs Art Museum. In 5 Seconds of Dreaming, Grinnan uses readings from an EEG device during her 2015 sleep study. These five seconds of the electrical waves or delta brainwaves are extracted from an eight-hour stream of data. In this final version of her series, an instrument will be created and performed, playing the information housed in two quadrants of her neural networks that control sensory information and motion. Most of these parts are quieter during sleep and relate more to translating the external world. The composition will be dictated by the structure of the data translated into notes and improvisations determined by the musicians. Congratulations Prof. Grinnan!

CSULB Art Lecturers Michael Parker and Todd Ciborowski create public sculptures for City of Los Angeles

Posted on February 27, 2019 by School of Art

Unknown-1CSULB Art lecturers Michael Parker and Todd Ciborowski have created a public sculpture for the Los Angeles Art Commission. The artwork entitled 5 UP: 5-14-138 San Andreas Break exists in two locations, with the first at the George Lane Skatepark, where the artists envisioned a skateable sculpture that pays hommage to skate boarders as explorers of the built environment. Along with its companion sculpture at Castaic Skate Park, the artists utilized a digitized topography of the area between the two parks- bounded by the 5, 14 and 138 roadways- to create a concrete element that is integrated into the park’s skate path. Facing the entrace to the skate park, the seven foot high element presents this cast, three-dimensional map, while the opposing face of the vertical sculpture becomes a quarter-pipe skate feature.  To celebrate, the Arts Commission and the office of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger invite the public to attend the opening of the Castaic Regional Sports Complex Skatepark, which includes a dedication of newly commissioned artwork on February 27, 2019.

Congratulations to both Mr. Parker and Mr. Ciborowksi and the lucky skateboarders in both neighborhoods!